14 November 2013
Magical Materials - Organic Mushroom Textile
A new organic textile has been developed that is grown from mushroom spores and plant fibres. The material is called MYX, from the mycelium: the vegetable part of a mushroom. Using domestic waste and oyster mycelium as resource for local food production, the oyster mushroom is able to break down dead plant material, taking apart cellulose and lignin with enzymes. This material is a waste product from commercial mushroom production, making it low cost and environmentally friendly.